Cello

Trio Gaia
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Pianist and NEC alumna Ariel Mo ’20, ’22 MM, ’24 GD has been named the newest member of Trio Gaia, NEC's most recent graduate piano trio in residence. Mo succeeds Andrew Barnwell ’20, ’23 MM, ’24 GD, who leaves the group to pursue other projects. 
Cello faculty
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Built in 1711 and donated to NEC in 1999 by alumna John Hsu ’53, ’55 MM, ’71 hon. DM, the Tecchler is one of the finest instruments in NEC’s collection and is among the few offered to students in an annual in-house competition. The remarkable instrument underwent a significant restoration throughout the last year before being offered recently to cellist Annie Hyung ’25 MM, its new holder for 2024-2025.
Leland and Nathan
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Cellist Leland Ko ’24 AD and violinist Nathan Amaral ’24 GC are two of the four winners of the 2024 Concert Artists Guild (CAG) Louis and Susan Meisel Competition, announced May 10. 
Jordan Hall cherubs
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NEC: Burnes Hall

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

Michal Shein
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Israeli-Mexican-American cellist, educator, and NEC alumna Michal Shein ’08 MM teaches Foundations of Teaching Artistry, which lays the groundwork for NEC's popular new Teaching Artistry and Music Education concentration. Shein has built a flourishing career as both a sought-after performer and a master pedagogue in music programs across Boston and beyond.  She shares her expertise with the next generation of teaching artists in this new role at NEC. 
NOX Quartet
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NOX Quartet, comprising NEC students violinists Ava Kenney ’27 and Eleanor Markey ’27, violist Yu-Heng Wang ’27, and cellist Ari Freed ’24, won second prize at the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition on April 20, 2024.
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NEC: Burnes Hall

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

Andrew Byun ’25 GD
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Cellist Andrew Byun ’25 GD won first prize at the 9th Windsor Festival International String Competition (WFISC) on March 15. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the Windsor Festival, presented Byun with the trophy at Eton College following the competition’s final round. 
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The Ruger String Quartet from NEC's Community Performances & Partnerships program, will perform at the Boston Public Market. Come enjoy this free program as you browse local vendors!

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Pi-Wei Lin
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NEC: Keller Room

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...